McHatton-Sadler Kicks Off Cell Phones for Soliders Collection Drive
More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas and are away from their families. Hundreds of Veterans & Family Memorial Care Providers nationwide are calling on all Americans to support these brave men and women by donating your old unused cell phones. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel in Warsaw and Pierceton is an exclusive Veterans & Family Memorial Care Provider and has become an official drop off site for Cell Phones for Soldiers to help troops stay connected with their families.
Local residents can support the collection drive by donating their phones at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels, located at 2290 Provident Court in Warsaw, or 105 First Street in Pierceton.
“We’re proud to show our support for U.S. soldiers, and to contribute to a worthy cause like Cell Phones for Soldiers” says John Sadler, owner of McHatton-Sadler.
Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, MA.with $21 of their own money. Since then the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $1 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.
The donated phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each phone, enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.
Approximately half of the phones ReCellular processes are reconditioned and resold to wholesale companies in over 40 countries around the world. Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and recycled to reclaim materials.
You can help McHatton-Sadler in their goal to help provide every U.S. soldier with a way to call home for free. For more information visit www.VeteransFuneralHomes.com or call McHatton-Sadler at 574-267-7123.